One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Kate had adjusted to her new life at boarding school’
adapt, become accustomed, get used, accommodate, acclimatize, attune, orient oneself, reconcile oneself, habituate oneself, assimilate, conform
come to terms with, familiarize oneself with, acquaint oneself with, blend in with, fit in with, find one's feet in
North American acclimate
2‘he adjusted the brakes after I found them inefficient’
modify, alter, regulate, tune, fine-tune, calibrate, balance
adapt, rearrange, change, rejig, rework, revamp, remodel, reshape, convert, transform, tailor, improve, enhance, customize
repair, fix, correct, rectify, make good, put in working order, overhaul, put right, set right, set to rights, standardize, normalize
informal jigger, tweak, twiddle, patch up, see to
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